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  • Peter O'Toole: The chronic actor

    Seamus Peter O'Toole was an alcoholic and actor but, thankfully, not in that order. He would win worldwide recognition after he played the title role in David Lean's magnificent "Lawrence of Arabia," which was not only a grand spectacle but historically...
  • 'GMA's' Robin Roberts' coming out seen as significant

    When "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts took to her Facebook page to count her blessings, express gratitude for her recovery from a rare blood and bone marrow disease and thank her longtime girlfriend, Roberts didn't just come out. As one of...
  • Dubai Announces Muhr Arab Feature Films Lineup

    ROME - The Dubai International Film Festival has announced the lineup of its Muhr Arab feature film section which will focus on "Arab citizens and their condition after the momentous changes that have recently taken place in their respective countries,"...
  • Dubai Film Festival Dedicated to Local Core

    A decade after its launch, the Dubai Intl. Film Festival has firmly earned its leadership role among Middle East film events thanks to its unwavering drive to be international, but with an Arab core. "We are the only festival that, aside from...
  • Dubai To Fete Egyptian Film Critic Samir Farid With Lifetime Achievement Award

    ROME - The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will honour Egyptian film critic Samir Farid with a Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his longstanding passion and support for Arab cinema. Farid, who reviewed films for Variety out of Cairo...
  • Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar

    Peter O'Toole dies at 81; nominated eight times for best-actor Oscar
    He was tall, lean and handsome, with vivid blue eyes and a distinctive voice that film critic David Thomson once likened to "a rapier that has been used to stir the cream." Peter O'Toole, who donned flowing white robes and rode a camel to movie...
  • The Night I Was Kissed By Lawrence of Arabia

    I'll always remember the night I was kissed by Lawrence of Arabia. And Hamlet. Robinson Crusoe. Lord Jim. Alan Swann, Don Quixote. King Henry II. Henry Higgins. Anton Ego. And so many more figures of history and imagination that all had the good fortune...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Rock the Casbah'

    Despite the familiarity of its tale about recriminations, revelations and reconciliations during a family gathering for a funeral, "Rock the Casbah" is consistently engaging and frequently amusing, largely due to the vivid performances by a strong cast,...
  • Cannes 2013: Chile's onetime cult king still the wizard of weird

    Cannes 2013: Chile's onetime cult king still the wizard of weird
    CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
  • Martin Sheen to Receive Award From Dubai Festival

    Martin Sheen will be honored with the Dubai Intl. Film Festival lifetime achievement award at the fest's opening ceremony in December. "Martin Sheen is a cinematic legend whose remarkable career has spanned five decades," said fest chairman Abdulhamid...
  • This weekend: ‘Downton Abbey’ finale; ‘Walking Dead’ turmoil; ‘Good Wife’ fireworks

     
    Oscar nominee Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained") hosts "Saturday Night Live" at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on NBC. Alabama Shakes is the musical guest. Could a good showing as host help Waltz at the Oscars? He is a competitor in the tightest category,...